Live streaming has been around for a while now but never since 2020 has the service of live streaming been more prominent and essential than now. I first used live streaming at my local church several years back and it was a neat additional feature that we can share with people that were unable to attend live. Some churches, corporate businesses, live events, had used this additional feature to get people involved virtually. It is an experience to chat with others while seeing and hearing the live event and it was somewhat utilized. 2020 changed all that as the coronavirus pandemic spread around the globe and put a stand-still to many live events. Live productions of every size had to seize the opportunity to go all virtual with live events. This means having to get the gear to do this. However, the pandemic also crippled the manufacturers of live streaming equipment and they couldn't keep up with the demand. It seemed everywhere I looked every piece of technical gear was gone and cleaned out at the stores. I mean, you couldn't even find a computer camera anywhere. People who never used this technology like many churches were all of a sudden forced to learn and learn it quickly. The use of this technology was anywhere from using a cell phone to broadcast from Facebook Live all the way to sophisticated equipment like a multi-cam studio setup. I was thankful I was able to use my skills in AV installations to help a few local churches set up new live streaming equipment to keep them communicating to their audiences. Especially when no one could meet in public or travel. With my business, many of my wedding gigs now use this feature and it is helpful not only for people who cannot attend publicly but for many families out of state or country to experience a special day live. Another thing I had the opportunity to try was the ability to do a full three-day virtual conference using the powerful tools of Zoom. Zoom really surprised me on how well developed the app is and how you can utilize it to its full potential as a real conference experience, only virtual. Zoom is a really great tool! We now live in a world where everything is communicated with video. It is definitely the age of video and live-stream. So if you haven't tried live streaming your events and meetings, you should try it. It's wonderful to still have an audience even when they are not there in person. Tell me, what experiences have you had with live streaming?